Last Updated: August 2017
We update this overview of Washington, D.C. background check laws and ban-the-box rules often. But laws change quickly, and we cannot guarantee all information is current. Always consult your attorney for legal advice.
District Laws — Public and PRIVate Companies
Who Must Follow: This ban-the-box law applies to all employers in the District of Columbia who employ more than 10 people within the District.
Consideration of records: The employer may only ask about criminal conviction(s) and pending cases. The employer can never inquire into arrests or criminal accusations that aren't pending.
Adverse action implications: